What formats do you press?
We press 7" | 10"| 12″ vinyl records in various colors and weights.
Can I host an event at Violet?
We love showing people how vinyl is made, but since we are a working factory we consider events on a case-by-case basis. To discuss your event and the fees, use our contact page.
Are you hiring?
Check our Careers page for current openings.
Do you offer quantity price breaks?
The largest fees in any pressing are the set-up charges for lacquers, stampers and printing. The more units you order, the lower the per unit cost, as those set-up fees get spread out.
Do you have quantity minimums or maximums?
At this time, our minimum order quantity is 100 units.
Do you have a rate card?
Every record pressing project is unique (just like your music!). To make sure we properly capture all the details of your project during the ordering process, we create custom quotes for every job. Get a quote for your project on our Pricing Page.
What are your turnaround times?
We are currently estimating new projects put into production today will be ready in 3 months, due to high demand, low carrying capacity and supply chain restrictions. Your turnaround clock starts when we’ve received music, deposit and proof approval on your artwork. Be sure you have all your files properly prepared for vinyl. We’re here to help if you have questions!
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept ACH / wire transfers, cash, check, PayPal or major credit cards. Any credit card payments over $5,000 are subject to a transaction fee.
How long can my record be?
For 12″ records, we recommend no more than 21 minutes per side at 33 RPM. Anything longer than those times will require compromises in how we cut your records and how they ultimately sound.
What file formats do you need?
We can accept file sizes up to 32 bit & 192kHz. If it’s between 24 bit and 16 bit, 24 bit is always best, ideally “mastered for vinyl.”
Do you need individual tracks or can I send you Side A and Side B files?
Either is fine! Please provide a cue sheet / track list if you are uploading individual files.
Do you handle mastering?
If you need your files mastered for vinyl, we are happy to refer you to a handful of our favorite mastering engineers.
Can I send you lacquers?
Yes, we can accept lacquers, but we need a heads-up before you ship them. (Lacquers can be easily damaged and should not be left sitting around!). Note that if you do provide your own lacquers, we cannot guarantee a turnaround time since we do not have control over that production process.
Can you accept art that was formatted on another company’s templates?
Because we don’t know your artwork as well as you do, we ask that you please use our templates to ensure it matches your expectations when we go to print.
What file format should I send it in?
We can accept Photoshop, Illustrator or PDF files. Please provide hi-res art, with all font types turned into objects, and guidelines removed.
Can I provide my own packaging?
You’re welcome to send us packaging, but please note: if you do provide your own packaging, we cannot guarantee a turnaround time since we are not managing the production process.